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‘The Sustainability 100+ Dialogues 2021'- Karnataka Roundtable


‘The Sustainability 100+ Dialogues 2021'- Karnataka Roundtable

One of the cogs in the sustainability wheel is Circularity. An electric device has stopped functioning. You can reuse it by repairing it. Are you dumping or burning agricultural waste? It can be used for making cardboard boxes.

In a nutshell, circularity is a concept where you reduce, reuse, and recycle resources and ensure less land and water contamination and a reduction in CO2 emissions. To create a sustainable future and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building circular economies that give rise to sustainable and smart cities is crucial.

In this effort, Karnataka has been doing phenomenal work with waste management programmes. In addition, various corporates, NGOs, local bodies, startups, and the public are taking great strides in reusing waste materials to their optimum.

The fourth edition of the Champion State series under the Sustainability100+ - Shaping a Better World initiative sought to learn and understand waste management with Karnataka as an example. The series saw engaging dialogues on how every stakeholder minimises waste by implementing innovative solutions through collaboration.

The roundtable discussion saw panellists TV Mohandas Pai, Padma Shri Awardee, Chairman - Manipal Global Education; Sameer Joshi, Honorary Treasurer, Governing Council - Indian Plastics Institute and Senior Member Society of Plastic Engineers USA; Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General - The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); Andrew Almack, CEO - Plastics for change; Bhargavi S. Rao, Trustee - Environment Support Group; R.S. Sodhi, MD – Amul; Ashish Bhandari, MD & CEO - Thermax Group; and Vineet Sharma, Vice-President - Marketing and New Business Development, South Asia, Anheuser-Busch InBev discuss waste management in Karnataka and how stakeholders should design, execute, and monitor policies and interventions aimed towards sustainable development.

They delved into the recycling of plastics, reusing of glass bottles, and embedding the concept of circularity in day-to-day life.

Download the detailed PDF below to access the numerous highlights and key takeaways from this virtual discussion.

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The Champion States series began with a Haryana Roundtable, where notable policymakers and sustainability leaders delved into the state's sustainability vision and its progress is fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) followed by Telangana and Maharashtra.